Transcript for FBI Standoff With Apple Over San Bernardino Shooter's Phone Continues
Now to breaking developments this evening in the San Bernardino terror case federal agents today circuit serving a search ward at the homeless cited for groups rather looking for evidence. But they still cannot get it to cited for groups iPhone the FBI standoff with apple continues the company refusing to help act in of the gunman's iPhone. Tonight other tech giants are rushing to Apple's defense. And so we asked ABC's Pierre Thomas a simple question what do the experts think how easy would it be for apple to break into that phone. Today the FBI are searching the home of science the -- brother. But no closer to getting inside his iPhone industry giants closing ranks behind apple today. Even as authorities claim they need to be able to hack into phones to crack cases beyond terrorism. As in the case of two officers recently sought New York. Police locked out of potential evidence in the suspect's phone. This is the phone that was used by one it is associates. In that case. Despite having a court order we cannot access this iPhone 5. The issue of breaking into encrypted phones ignited by the FBI's legal challenge to apple over the fruitcakes experts telling ABC news today it would not be that hard to design a gateway or back tool from my perspective it's relatively easy to create a back door but just because something's easy to do doesn't mean you should do it some analysts say it opens a pandora's box for tens of millions of Smartphone use. He would have created. What amounts due a Smart software bombs if it falls into the wrong hands could then be turned around and used to unlock every singles iPhone and iPad. In existence. There law enforcement officials are frustrated with Apple's attitude so expect the Justice Department to take additional steps in court. To force apple to open that phone immediately. Here Thomas he'll stay on the case here thank you.
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